Winter Wonderland With the Grandchildren

20151223_134745_HDROn Sunday December 13th my son arrived with his three youngest children to spend the Christmas holiday season with us and my goodness have we ever been having the fun! Every day Conner, Lexy, Camden and their Dad are on some sort of an outdoor adventure. Today the temperature even warmed up enough to make our snow packable, so today’s project was Frosty!

DSC0120420151219_142325One day last week was spent learning to ice skate. 

20151219_14425220151219_14432020151218_145334Beautiful Lexy exiting the snow cave her Dad and Papa built for all of them.

20151218_145431Our cute freckle faced Conner….

20151218_145321The last one crawling through, our sweet little Cam. Of course I have a whole lot more photos to share but I don’t want to overload you in one post. I will be posting the remainder on my other blog…..

A Christmas mug rug swap

In this Christmas season that is filled with so much worry and conflict I pray that you and your loved ones will be blessed with Our Lord’s comfort, with good health, and the peace and joy that only He can provide.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year


The Christmas Hot Chocolate Station

the christmas hot chocolate stationAfter finding out today that my oldest son will be arriving next week with three of our grandchildren  to spend the holiday with us I knew a hot chocolate station was definitely in order!

The Christmas Hot Chocolate StationI made a quick trip down to my storage room to find an old galvanized dish drainer base and to grab the Christmas mugs from the cabinet. Next I filled my glass containers; one with  hot chocolate and the other with the marshmallows.

the christmas hot chocolate station

 Lastly, I added the candy canes and the spoons. And voila, I’m done. With the grandchildren here for two weeks I’ve got a feeling this little hot chocolate station is going to need frequent refilling. This is step one in my countdown to being prepared for Christmas. EEK, I’m getting worried!